Communications Office

 

Procedural Changes During COVID-19

Staff Accessibility and Meetings
  • All communications staff are working remotely during this time. Please use email or the TAMU Slack application to connect with individual staff members
  • Fill out the communications request form for specific project requests.
  • Meetings with our staff will be conducted via Zoom or phone.
Events

The college is directing all units, departments and programs to not hold in-person events this fall in following the guidelines from the CDC and Texas A&M University.

Please contact the communications office if you are planning to hold a virtual event that you would like to promote.

All college and department faculty, staff and students should hold all official events and celebrations virtually until further notice from the university.

  • Virtual events should be organized through the TAMU Zoom system.
  • Individuals wishing to host an event or celebrations should designate an employee to serve as the host of the event. The
    host will be responsible for (either directly or through a team of individuals):
    • Allowing participants to join the session.
    • Managing who is allowed to speak and when.
    • Working with selected individuals who will present information (i.e., monitoring
      questions from the chat and enabling screen sharing).
    • Recording the session.
  • Copies of presentation materials, programs, etc.  should be shared via email to participants before the event, if possible.
  • If the event host(s) wishes to share a gift or giveaway item for participants, it should be individually wrapped and distributed via mail to eliminate face-to-face interactions.
  • If an event MUST be held in person, attendees should follow CDC guidelines for health and safety as well as protocols set by the university regarding masks and social distancing.
  • Individuals who exhibit any known symptoms or feel sick should be directed to not attend.
  • No food or drink should be provided to eliminate opportunities for exposure to infected or asymptomatic persons.
Faculty and Staff Headshots

To maintain the health and safety of our staff and stakeholders, previously-scheduled directory photo shoots have been canceled for the fall. If you need a headshot for the faculty and staff directory, please contact Heather Moses to schedule a socially-distanced, one-on-one photo shoot.

Procedural Changes During COVID-19

  • All communications staff are working remotely during this time. Please use email or the TAMU Slack application to connect with individual staff members
  • Fill out the communications request form for specific project requests.
  • Meetings with our staff will be conducted via Zoom or phone.

The college is directing all units, departments and programs to not hold in-person events this fall in following the guidelines from the CDC and Texas A&M University.

Please contact the communications office if you are planning to hold a virtual event that you would like to promote.

  • Virtual events should be organized through the TAMU Zoom system.
  • Individuals wishing to host an event or celebrations should designate an employee to serve as the host of the event. Thehost will be responsible for (either directly or through a team of individuals):
    • Allowing participants to join the session.
    • Managing who is allowed to speak and when.
    • Working with selected individuals who will present information (i.e., monitoringquestions from the chat and enabling screen sharing).
    • Recording the session.
  • Copies of presentation materials, programs, etc.  should be shared via email to participants before the event, if possible.
  • If the event host(s) wishes to share a gift or giveaway item for participants, it should be individually wrapped and distributed via mail to eliminate face-to-face interactions.
  • If an event MUST be held in person, attendees should follow CDC guidelines for health and safety as well as protocols set by the university regarding masks and social distancing.
  • Individuals who exhibit any known symptoms or feel sick should be directed to not attend.
  • No food or drink should be provided to eliminate opportunities for exposure to infected or asymptomatic persons.

To maintain the health and safety of our staff and stakeholders, previously-scheduled directory photo shoots have been canceled for the fall. If you need a headshot for the faculty and staff directory, please contact Heather Moses to schedule a socially-distanced, one-on-one photo shoot.

What We Do

The Communications Office in the College of Education and Human Development is responsible for strategic communications, media relations, creative services and branding and identity. Here’s how we can help you:

What We Do

The Communications Office in the College of Education and Human Development is responsible for strategic communications, media relations, creative services and branding and identity. Here’s how we can help you:

Marketing


The marketing team’s objective is to help achieve the college’s overall goal in recruiting and enrolling a high-quality, diverse and successful student body, in addition to generating a greater awareness of the quality, scholarship and innovation within the college.

To accomplish this, the marketing team employs a plan involving news and media promotions, publications, video, web and other electronic communications and targeted social media marketing.

Talent Release Form (English) Talent Release Form (Spanish) Bulk Mail Request Strategic Plan

Graphic Design & Branding


The graphic design & branding team works to represent a cohesive visual identity for the College of Education & Human Development while abiding by Texas A&M brand guidelines.

Our office can accommodate requests, creation and approval for logos, flyers, brochures and other visual elements. We are responsible for directory photoshoots, maintaining the college’s photo repository and can provide event photography as well.

Logo/Design Templates Logo/Signage Request Branding Guidelines Approved Photography VendorsCEHD Photo Repository

Web


The web team for the Communications Office maintains the websites of the College of Education and Human Development and its departments. Our aim is to create a hub for content, information and resources that is accessible and aesthetically-pleasing.

We handle requests for site updates, edits and improvements. We also offer consultations to create new pages or sites.

Web Update Request Website Creation (Webstart) Policies and Standards

WordPress Resources

Video


The video team creates engaging content that supports the visual identity of the college while promoting awareness among prospectives, peers and the public.

We offer consultation for video projects and audio/video services for events.

Video Consultation Request Approved Videography Vendors

News & Social Media


Our news and social media team work to promote college initiatives and accomplishments as well as grow our brand reach and engagement.

We cover events, write features and press releases, and promote those stories through our social media channels. Our team also coordinates media interviews and offers media training for faculty. We can assist in the creation of social-media channels — including branded profile or cover images — and provide support once those channels are created.

Social Media Hub News Hub

Events


Our events team coordinates college events and also offers event-planning consultation, as well as equipment usage at events and conferences, and promotional items and giveaways. We also maintain the College of Education & Human Development calendar.

Our team is also responsible for the college’s relationship with donors.

Promotional Item(s) Request

Communications Request

If you would like to request promotional items, video consultations, web updates, photography etc. please fill out the request form.

Communications Staff

Allison LaRocca

Allison LaRocca

Director of Marketing and Communications

Communications Team

Heather Gillin

Heather Gillin

Communications Specialist

Ashley Green

Ashley Green

Media Relations Coordinator

Logan Jinks

Logan Jinks

Video Coordinator

Wendy Kreider

Wendy Kreider

College Events Coordinator

Heather Moses

Heather Moses

Graphic Designer + Photographer

Joshua Siegel

Joshua Siegel

Web Communications Specialist

Alex Todd

Alex Todd

Web Communications Specialist

Brysien Cross

Brysien Cross

Multimedia Production Specialist